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Anyone try to put a Samsung 960 Pro NVMe Drive in their 2013-2015 MacBook Pro?

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I own a (very expensive) 2TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 drive. My 2015 15" MacBook Pro has a new 1TB Apple SSD. I'm thinking about putting the 1TB Apple SSD into my 2009/2010 MacPro tower (OWC PCI card) and putting the 2TB 960 Pro into the MacBook Pro using one of those adapters I see on Amazon.

Does anyone have any experience with doing something like this?

The 960 will come out of my X299 Hackintosh. I'll replace it with an HP EX950 2TB ssd.
 
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I own a (very expensive) 2TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 drive. My 2015 15" MacBook Pro has a new 1TB Apple SSD. I'm thinking about putting the 1TB Apple SSD into my 2009/2010 MacPro tower (OWC PCI card) and putting the 2TB 960 Pro into the MacBook Pro using one of those adapters I see on Amazon.

Does anyone have any experience with doing something like this?

The 960 will come out of my X299 Hackintosh. I'll replace it with an HP EX950 2TB ssd.

I've placed Hackintosh SSDs in macBooks but not that particular drive setup. It should work as long as the adapter functions.

Caution: Remove "Clover EFI" contents from the 960 first. Mount the EFI of the MacBook and place it/copy over to the 960 before installing.

Macs have:
EFi/
Apple

Hacks have:
EFI/
Apple
Boot
Clover
Clover install log


Just erase the hack EFI and copy the Apple from the real MacBook to the 960.

Option 2: If your doing a clean install then also make sure to erase the 960 EFi partiton, using disk utility to wipe the disk won't remove the Clover EFI. Do it manually as mentioned above.

If you use a USB installer make sure to remove any clover from the EFI and use the createinstallmedia method for the USB and don't add clover. Don't use a Unibeast USB drive unless you remove the Clover from the EFI.

Clover can kill real Macs if not used with extreme caution and the correct settings... It's not worth bricking your MacBook so be very careful not to have any Clover traces anywhere on that drive.
 
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Thank you very much. I will completely reformat with MBR before formatting again with APFS. Does the adapter you used fit inside the case properly? If so, can you tell me which one you used? Many thanks!
 
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